Although transexuality has long held a place in popular culture, the struggle for equality in society continues. Only a handful of Canadian provinces explicitly include gender identity under their human rights codes and it's, so far, not specifically mentioned in federal legislation.

Bill C-279, which would amend the Human Rights Act to include gender identify narrowly passed through the House of Commons in 2013 and has since been delayed in the Senate.  Known as the 'Bathroom Bill' opponents feel that the law would be open to abuse and allow predators to claim transgender status to access a facility (such as a public bathroom) to commit an assault. On February 25, amendments were introduced that would exempt the transgender rights bill from public washrooms, locker rooms and women’s shelters. New Democrat MP Randall Garrison, the bill's sponsor, said he believes the amendments to be a stalling tactic and with the 2015 election looming, any delay is likely to kill the bill.

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